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2018 Fall Raffles Are Live!

Fall Raffle sales went live on Monday, October 15; they will close Sunday, November 25. More amazing work by NOCF Artist Consortium!

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Summer 2018 Raffle Winners

Drum roll, please…


Congratulations to all of our summer 2018 raffle winners
Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets and donated their models and services

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2018 SUMMER RAFFLES – Sales Closed

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation began operating in 2013. Its mission, as a non-profit, is fundraising to demonstrate the compassion and generosity of the world-wide tabletop wargamer community. To date, over $130,000 has been donated to numerous charities – primarily, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House Foundation.

This summer’s TWENTY-TWO (22) SUMMER RAFFLES focused on those three amazing charities.
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2018 SUMMER RAFFLES – LIVE!

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation began operating in 2013. Its mission, as a non-profit, is fundraising to demonstrate the compassion and generosity of the world-wide tabletop wargamer community. To date, over $130,000 has been donated to numerous charities – primarily, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House Foundation.

This summer’s TWENTY-TWO (22) SUMMER RAFFLES will focus on those three amazing charities.


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WINNER: 2018 SAGA VIKING WARBAND RAFFLE

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNER of the SAGA VIKING WARBAND!

Won by AARON BOSTIAN of CULPEPER, VA, USA

Special thanks to all who participated in this raffle, which raised nearly $600 for Doctors Without Borders.

The NOCF really enjoys underscoring the worldwide expanse of the Tabletop Wargamer, so here we go with a bit of factual proof:

Tickets were purchased in four (4) countries: Australia, Switzerland, United Kingdom & the United States. Within the U.S., eighteen (18) states were represented: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wisconsin.

NEW! 2018 SPRING RAFFLE > SAGA 6-POINT VIKING WARBAND

ONLINE RAFFLE GOES LIVE: MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018!

Welcome to the second NOCF raffle of 2018!  We have partnered up with Wargames IllustratedGripping Beast, and KR Multicase to be able to not only run this raffle online, but also introduce wargamers at SALUTE 2018 to the good things that the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation does each year. We were inspired by the recent release of Saga 2.0 from Studio Tomahawk to create one of their most iconic war bands – the Vikings!

READ & SEE MORE HERE!

 

WINNER: 2018 SHADESPIRE RAFFLE

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNER of the first 2018 NOCF Raffle,
SHADESPIRE THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

Won by ADAN TEJADA of MORAGA, CA, USA!

Special thanks to all who participated in this raffle, which raised just shy of $1,000 for Doctors Without Borders.

Gamers purchased tickets in nine (9) countries: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom & the United States.

From within the U.S. there were eighteen (18) states represented: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah & Virginia.

 

SHADESPIRE: First Pix Revealed!

2018 Army Raffle:
ULTIMATE COLLECTION

The first amazing NOCF raffle offer of 2018 is locked and loaded.  Be the first to see pictures of the amazing models, professionally painted by Drew Carrington of One Inch Heroes and Dave Taylor of Dave Taylor Miniatures.  Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Visit the pictures HERE

Tickets Go on Sale: Jan 1, 2018 – Drawing at LVO Jan 28, 2018
Only 1000 tickets will be sold worldwide – Need not be present to win

WINNERS: 2017 FALL RAFFLES

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS from the first NOCF Fall Raffles!

Models

Bolt Action, Medium Tank T-34/85, by James Wapple, was won by, Travis Cannon of Springfield, Oregon, USA

WH 40K Commissar, by David Faust, was won by, Michael Coates of Mililani, Hawaii, USA

Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus, by Dave Taylor, was won by, Shawn Overton of Manitoba, Canada

Army

The Deathwatch Army, by Astartes of Charity 2017, was won by, Tom Angove of New South Whales, Australia

 

The Fall NOCF 2017 Raffles saw people purchasing from 19 different nations: Australia, Brazil,
Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, & the United States.

 

From within the U.S. there were thirty-eight states represented: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, & Wisconsin.

 

NOCF thanks everyone for being a part of our most successful year ever!
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The International Rescue Committee Thanks You!

The NOCF represents the world-wide tabletop wargamer community.

The IRC was a new charity supported by the Horus Heresy armies in 2017 and you raised $8,175.

Below is a thank you letter from the IRC. This is the impact that you make when you purchase raffle tickets or come up to the NOCF Lounge and drink for charity, bid on Silent Auction items or make donations.

From all of us at NOCF, thank you; we are proud to represent you!

IRC Thank You 11-2017

 

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The Deathwatch Army is SOLD OUT! Other models remain.

Raffle Tickets for the Deathwatch Army have sold out!  Thank you so much! Don’t forget the other great models we have up for raffle:

MODELS:
Bolt Action, Medium Tank T-34/85
Bolt Action model donated by James Wappel (WEBSITE). Take a chance on winning this studio painted quality miniature!

Warhammer 40k, Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus
Warhammer 40,000 model from the Dave Taylor collection (WEBSITE).  Don’t miss the chance to own this beautiful model.

Warhammer 40K, Commissar
Warhammer 40,000 model donated by David Faust (FACEBOOK PAGE). The odds are in your favor to take home this amazing piece of artwork!

Remember, sales close at 12:00 Midnight EDT on November 23.
Purchase tickets for any of the Fall Raffles here.

RAFFLE RULES HERE

NOCF thanks you for your continued support!

 

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Doctors Without Borders Thanks You!

The NOCF represents the world-wide tabletop wargamer community.

Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres was chosen as a premiere NOCF charity due to its worldwide reach, outstanding work, and excellent stewardship. Raffle tickets benefiting this organization have been sold in over 30 countries since 2013, and that number continues to grow. The current Fall Raffle (expected to exceed $5,000) will supplement the 2017 donations to DWB/MSF, raising total contributions over $60,000!

Below is a thank you letter from the DWB/MSF. This is the impact that you make when you purchase raffle tickets or come up to the NOCF Lounge and drink for charity, bid on Silent Auction items or make donations.

From all of us at NOCF, thank you; we are proud to represent you!

DWB Thank You 11-2017

 

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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Thanks You!

The NOCF represents the world-wide tabletop wargamer community.

BCRF was the catalyst for the first NOVA Open “tourney in the park” back in 2009, and the NOCF Board of Directors made this tremendous research organization its first priority in 2013.  The “compassionate force” – which is you – has donated more than $25,000 to BCRF to-date. This year you helped raise $11,000!

Below is a thank you letter from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is the impact that you make when you purchase raffle tickets or come up to the NOCF Lounge and drink for charity, bid on Silent Auction items or make donations.

From all of us at NOCF, thank you; we are proud to represent you!

BCRF Thank You 11-2017

 

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Only 60 Tickets Remian!

The Deathwatch has been a huge hit, and now less than 70 tickets remain for this raffle.  Remember, sales close at 12:00 Midnight EDT on November 23.

Don’t forget the other models we have up for raffle:

MODELS:
Bolt Action, Medium Tank T-34/85
Bolt Action model donated by James Wappel (WEBSITE). Take a chance on winning this studio painted quality miniature!

Warhammer 40k, Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus
Warhammer 40,000 model from the Dave Taylor collection (WEBSITE).  Don’t miss the chance to own this beautiful model.

Warhammer 40K, Commissar
Warhammer 40,000 model donated by David Faust (FACEBOOK PAGE). The odds are in your favor to take home this amazing piece of artwork!

 

Purchase tickets for any of the Fall Raffles here.

RAFFLE RULES HERE

NOCF thanks you for your continued support!

 

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The Fisher House Foundation Thanks You!

The NOCF represents the world-wide tabletop wargamer community.

So far, in 2017, you, the tabletop wargamer have raised $48,000 for charities, $9,000 of which went to Fisher House Foundation. Many of you are active and former military, and we not only thank you for your support and donations to NOCF, but also for your service.  Without men and women like you it wouldn’t even be possible for us to enjoy the freedom to play tabletop wargames.

Below is a thank you letter from Fisher House Foundation. This is the impact that you make when you purchase raffle tickets or come up to the NOCF Lounge and drink for charity, bid on Silent Auction items or make donations.

So next time you think of NOCF, think of the “compassionate force” that it represents, and none of it would be possible without you!

From all of us at NOCF, thank you; we are proud to represent you!

Fisher Thank You 11-2017

 

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The Houston Food Bank Thanks You!

The NOCF represents the world-wide tabletop wargamer community.

So far, in 2017, you, the tabletop wargamer have raised $48,000 for charities, $5,000 of which went to the Houston Food Bank. Initially the Houston Food Bank was not one of the summer charities, but due to the massive damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in August and early September things changed and a dozen NOVA Open attendees living in the Houston area were forced to cancel. While at NOVA Open (August 29th – September 2nd) the NOCF Board of Directors heard about this and decided to run a one-day fundraiser for HFB; a great organization supporting the victims and families of the hurricane.

You all were extremely generous in your giving and we raised $5,000 that night.  Below is a thank you letter from the Houston Food Bank. This is the impact that you make when you purchase raffle tickets or come up to the NOCF Lounge and drink for charity, bid on Silent Auction items or make donations.

So next time you think of NOCF, think of the “compassionate force” that it represents, and none of it would be possible without you!

From all of us at NOCF, thank you; we are proud to represent you!

HFB Thank You 11-2017

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10 Days Left!

THE FALL RAFFLE SEASON:

Purchase tickets for any of the Fall Raffles here.

 

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NOCF Fall Raffles are Live!

NOCF Fall Raffles are live!

The fall raffles are:

ARMY:
The Deathwatch
MODELS:
Bolt Action, Medium Tank T-34/85
Warhammer 40k, Adeptus Mechanicus Tech-Priest Dominus
Warhammer 40K, Commissar

Purchase tickets here.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13: Fall Season Ticket Sales Go Live
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23:  Sales Close at 12:00 Midnight EDT
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24:  Raffle Drawings / Winners Posted before 12:00 Noon EDT

RAFFLE RULES HERE

NOCF thanks you for your continued support!

 

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NOCF Fall Raffle News

NOCF is Back with New Fall Raffles!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13: Fall Season Ticket Sales Go Live
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23:  Sales Close at 12:00 Midnight EDT
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24:  Raffle Drawings / Winners Posted before 12:00 Noon EDT

RAFFLE RULES HERE

NOCF thanks you for your continued support!

Have thoughts of the oncoming winter got you down? Well despair not! What better way to prepare for the cold than with a few NOCF Fall Raffles?

Spend those long dark cold nights inside playing tabletop wargames with new models won in our raffles. Shove it friend’s faces after you win and shout, “Look! Not only did I beat you handily, but I did it with much better painted minis than you have!”

Maybe it’s best not to gloat, but it would be advisable to purchase massive quantities of raffles tickets here . Take your best shot!

WINNERS: 2017 SUMMER RAFFLES

CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS in Sunday’s Raffle Drawings at NOVA Open!  These raffles raised over $20,000 for charities – thanks to the Compassionate Force we represent: the generous worldwide tabletop wargamer!

 

Models

WH 40K Cypher, by Thor Intararangson, was won by, Brandon Kunc of Crofton, MD

WH 40K Magnus the Red, by Duncan Rhodes, was won by, Brian Jones of Washington, D.C.

WH 40K Terminator Chaplin, by Drew Palies, was won by, Laurent Lheritier of Newton Highlands, MA 

WH 40K Sicarian Infiltrators, by Josh Dunkerly, was won by, Rob Scallan of Chorlton, U.K.

WH 40K Sicarian Tank, by John McAvoy, was won by, Edward Ramsey of Panama City, FL

WH 40K Stormsurge, by Caleb Dillon, was won by, Erik Petersen of Steamboat Springs, CO

Atlantis Miiatures Troll, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Terry Marrs of Jenks, OK

Blood Bowl Ogre, by Roman Lappat, was won by, Lawrence Cultlip-Mason of Arlington, VA

Games Day 2007 Ork Boss & Goblin, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Joseph Holstein of Charlotte, NC

Guild Ball Harry the Hat, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Danny Stoll of Herren, Netherlands

LotR Gandalf, by Alan O’Bryan, was won by, Gianluca Cornago of Bergamo, Italy

Pegaso – Jacques de Molay, by Roman Lappat, was won by, Lain Richardson of British Columbia, Cananda

Reaper Floating Mage, by Patrick Chambers, was won by, Bryan Bledsoe of Kansas City, KS

WM/H Commander Nemo, by Angel Giraldez, was won by, Jimmy Rheault of Montreal, Canada

 

Armies

Blood Bowl Game Set & Pitch, by Stiff Neck Studios, was won by, Bryan Bledsoe of Kansas City, KS

FFG X-Wings Organa’s Angels, by Madeline Cockrell, was won by, Christopher Tapara of NSW, Australia

FoW Monty’s Desert Rats, by Steve McCuen, was won by, Christopher Alfaro of Indian Trail, NC

FoW Rommel’s Afrika Korps, by Steve McCuen, was won by, Christopher Seebeck of McLean, VA

Guild Ball Farmer’s Guild, by Steamforged Games, was won by, Benjamin Pohl of Muscatire, IA

WH 30K Sons of Horus, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Stephen Pugh of Liverpool, UK

WH 30K Mechanicum Hammer, by the Artist’s Consoortium, was won by, Ryan Hilton of Austin, TX

WH 40K Necrons, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Colin Sherman of Edmonds WA

WM Cygnar Strykers, by the Artist’s Consortium, was won by, Adan Tejada of Moraga, CA

 

Winners represented six different nations: Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, & the United States.

 

From within the U.S. there were thirteen states represented: California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington, & the District of Columbia.

 

NOCF thanks everyone for being a part of our most successful year ever!
Stay tuned for more raffles…

Today’s Featured Model: Games Day 2007 Ork Boss & Goblin

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army:

Return to 2007 when the first iPhone was released; when the Doomsday Clock was set to 5 minutes before Midnight; when hashtag was first inverted and used in a tweet; and when Canada’s finest, Justin Bieber, started posting videos to YouTube. Wind back the clock to those glorious years and relive the last of the Games Day models:

 

Games Day 2007, Ork Boss & Goblin

(Painted by Alan O’Bryan, AKA: Gorilla Painter)

 

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Today’s Featured Army: WH 40K Necrons, The Golden Dynasty

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Army:

WH 40K Necrons, The Golden Dynasty
Nemesor Zahndrekh
Vargard Obyron
Assorted Necron Lords
5 Deathmarks
Assorted Lychguard and Triarch Praetorians
4 units of 10 Necron Wariors
2 units of 5 Necron Immortals
1 Ghost Ark
12 Canoptek Wraiths
1 Canoptek Tomb Stalker
6 Canoptek Acanthrites
1 Necron Pylon
1 Necron Monolith
1 Triarch Stalker
3 Annihilation Barges
3 Canoptex Spyders and 7 Scarab swarms
4 Night Scythes
Customized KR Multicases & custom acrylic templates from TNT LASER WORKS.

A chance at all this for $2 a ticket?!?!

 

<Insert “Shut up & Take My Money” meme here.>

 

Warhammer 40,000 – Necrons – The Golden Dynasty

(Painted on commission by Frontline Games)

 

 

 

Purchase tickets to this raffle here.

This raffle is in support of Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

We heard G. Grievous is a huge fan!

 

Today’s Featured Model: Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarian Infiltrators

Today’s Featured 2017 Charity Model:

Do you speak Binary? Dream of electric sheep? Did you root for Skynet? Do you bleed oil? Have you deleted sys32 for taking up room on ‘the glorious machine’? Perhaps you’d find more in common with this crew than your ‘co-workers’, ‘friends’ and ‘neighbors’. Stare into the light, the light of the monitor and take in the magnificence that is the:

 

Sicarian Infiltrators

(Painted by Josh Dunkerly of Dark Matter Designs)

 

Announce your arrival in the name of the Omnissiah with your new friends! Take vengeance on all those who hit computers and machines in order to ‘make it work’. Bring reckoning on those who use their mobile devices to stream any music that isn’t techno, use it for taking selfies and streaming videos about pink unicorns! The sacrilege! Join forces with the Sicarian Infiltrators and free machine spirits everywhere held captive by meaty fleshbags that don’t praise the Omnissiah.

Purchase tickets to this raffle here.

This raffle is in support of Doctors without Borders / Medecins sans Frontieres

So, be sure to:

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…your servo skull will thank you.